Three outstanding coaches headline the Old Town High School 2015 Hall of Fame Class. Ed Taylor, Dave Ploch and Rod White will join Kelly Thorne DiGiulian and Gloria Burke Boucher as inductees during a ceremony on September  25th.

As part of the Hall of Fame ceremony, Old Town's 1979 boys swim team will be recognized. That team won the first school state championship in swimming at a time when all schools competing in one classification.

This is the fourth year of inductions for the Old Town HS Hall of Fame.

Check out the bios of this year's class...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed “Tubby” Taylor ‘52
  Starting guard on 1952 Class A State Championship team
  1951 PVC discus champion
  Set PVC record in both discus and shotput in 1952
  Won state championship in discus, shotput and third in javelin in 1952
  Lettered in football, basketball and track at Springfield College
  Helped Springfield football to an undefeated season in 1956
  Was a coach and teacher at Old Town High from 1978 – 1993
  Won 397 games as a head basketball coach at Old Town
  Coached the 1980 basketball team to an Eastern Maine Championship
  1985 National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association Distinguished Service Award Winner

 
Gloria Burke Boucher ‘53
  Played softball and basketball at Old Town High
  Widely considered one of the best softball players to ever wear an Old Town uniform
  Helped lead Old Town to an undefeated season in 1952 when they outscored their opponents 112 – 40
  Old Town posted a 29-7 record during her four seasons with those teams scoring a combined 529 runs
  Was one of the first girls basketball players at Old Town high when it was originally started as an intramural sport.

 
Kelly Thorne DiGiulian ‘88
  Played ice hockey, field hockey and softball
  One of the first female ice hockey players in school history
  PVC field hockey all-star
  Member of the band
  Class President
  Recipient of the Principals Award for Academic Achievements and Citizenship. Presented by the Maine Principals Association
  National Honor Society
  Played ice hockey at the University of New Hampshire
  Helped the Wildcats post a 70-15-3 record in her four seasons
  Won two ECAC Championships at UNH
  Helped UNH complete its first 20 win season
  Was part of 200th win in UNH program history
  Received her Master’s degree in Sports Psychology from Purdue University
  Earned Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver

 
Rod White – Track & Cross Country Coach
  Began coaching at Old Town in 1983
  Named Head Cross Country Coach in 1995
  Named Head Track Coach in 1988
  Led 1990 girls indoor track team to a state championship title
  1994 boys indoor track team claimed the class B state championship
  Old Town track teams have won 12 Eastern Maine Championships under Coach White
  White also runs the Old Town Track Club in the summer where he coaches the city’s youth

 
Dave Ploch – Swimmimg & Diving Coach
  One of the most successful Swimming coaches in the state with an impressive 13 state championships
  Girls head coach from 1983-89, won Eastern Maine Championship in 1983 and 1986
  Boys head coach for 21 years
  Led Old Town High to 13 straight state championships from 1985-97. This is a class B record for consecutive titles and tied for the state record
with Portland High School
  Guided his teams to 3 undefeated seasons
  Named Coach of the Year 8 times, once as the girls coach and 7 as the boys coach
  Awarded the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association State Distinguished Service Award in 1989
  Served as league President
  Inducted into the Maine Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2007
  Spent 6 years as an assistant swim coach for the Old Town Orono YMCA
  Worked as a teacher in the Old Town school system for 33 years